Culinary Genres: Main Dish
World Cooking Day was held in Baku, where Uzbek cuisine was presented in all its glory and variety of taste.
The event was attended by representatives of the socio-political and business circles of Azerbaijan, the creative intelligentsia, the diplomatic corps and international organizations. Along with the Embassy of Uzbekistan, its traditional cuisine was demonstrated by the diplomatic representations of China, Turkey, the chefs of the leading Azerbaijani restaurants.
Guests were given the opportunity not only to try, but also to become acquainted with the features of cooking pilaf and other famous Uzbek dishes.
This action was accompanied by an exhibition of works by craftsmen, national costumes, fabrics, souvenirs, ceramics. The Uzbek stand enjoyed the active interest of visitors. They were happy to share their impressions.
WORD TO GUESTS:
Tahir miraslanov, director of the National Cooking Center of zerbai an
- Uzbek cuisine belongs to the applied arts industry. Its origins go back centuries. Over the centuries the history of this cooking has its own characteristics, national color and original genres. In this regard, today it is recognized as one of the best and delicious in the world.
Recently I was lucky to take part in the festival O'zbegim as a member of the jury, during which the chefs skillfully prepared the biggest pilaf in the world. Experts Guinness Book of Records recorded the weight of the dish at 7,360 kilograms, and it was delicious.
Pilaf, undoubtedly, was and remains in Uzbekistan the main food on any table everyday or festive. After all, for the Uzbek people this is more than just food. Here with the pilaf is born, live life and leave it, say the cook.
Rafik bbasov, irector of the Confucius Institute of zerbai an
- I really like Uzbekistan, which has always been famous for its hospitality, interesting cuisine and rich history.
Located at the junction of the ancient trade routes the country has a huge tourist potential. Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Shahrisabz are truly pearls of the Great Silk Road. It is noteworthy that these cities have preserved a unique oriental flavor and attract millions of tourists from all over the world.
akir evy, Culinary bserver US
- Living in America, during my youth I loved traveling and I was interested in the national cuisine of the peoples of the world. This led me to the idea of ??creating culinary notes by the traveler. To this end, I visited many countries and explored their gastronomy. Recently, I began to show interest in Uzbek cuisine, because I was sure that in the homeland of the great commander Amir Temur, culinary art is no less developed than in other countries. Soon I was convinced that I was not mistaken. After trying the pilaf, I realized that this is one of the most wonderful dishes that I have ever tasted.
The Uzbek cuisine combines the unique taste and aroma of oriental spices, permeated with the centuries-old history and culture of the country. Recently, I set myself the idea of ??creating a book about the world's cooking, in which I will undoubtedly highlight a large section devoted to the Uzbek art of cooking.
ndrea cilanti Pelagalli, Chef Spain
- Uzbekistan is a colorful and vibrant country that has a unique history, outstanding personalities like Amir Temur, Alisher Navoi and Mirzo Ulugbek. The architectural appearance of cities tells of glorious times. The Uzbek people gained fame not only hospitable hospitality, but also by honoring their customs and traditions. Samples of folk art narrate about this.
Today we had an opportunity to enjoy all the charm of Uzbek cuisine, which is not only difficult in its preparation, but also has a special technique for processing ingredients, which makes it special and unique.